Honeypot reveals tactics used by cybercriminals to deploy ransomware

Honeypot reveals tactics used by cybercriminals to deploy ransomware

A honeypot created by Cybereason to lure cybercriminals and analyze their methods showed that ransomware attacks infiltrate their victims in multiple stages. Some types of…

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Second Florida City Hit by Ransomware Opts to Pay

Second Florida City Hit by Ransomware Opts to Pay

Another Florida city has decided to pay a ransom to the hackers who took control over its municipal computer systems. On June 25, the mayor…

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Data breaches cost US companies more than $1.2 trillion last year

Data breaches cost US companies more than $1.2 trillion last year

A data breach can inflict pain on an organization by stealing and leaking sensitive information. With user or customer accounts compromised, a company can suffer…

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Website Attack Attempts Rose by 69% in 2018

Website Attack Attempts Rose by 69% in 2018

Millions of websites have been compromised, but the most likely malware isn’t cyptomining: it’s quietly stealing files and redirecting traffic, a new Sitelock report shows.…

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Florida city pays $600,000 to ransomware gang to have its data back

Florida city pays $600,000 to ransomware gang to have its data back

The city council for Riviera Beach, Florida, voted this week to pay more than $600,000 to a ransomware gang so city officials could recover data…

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What is the cost of a data breach?

What is the cost of a data breach?

Data breaches and security incidents are becoming increasingly costly. Canadian lender Desjardins Group recently revealed it had spent C$70 million ($53 million) in the wake…

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Coronavirus-themed spam surged 14,000% in two weeks says IBM

Coronavirus-themed spam surged 14,000% in two weeks says IBM

Since February, spam exploiting the novel coronavirus has jumped by 4,300% and 14,000% in the past 14 days, according to IBM X-Force, IBM’s threat intelligence…

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Source code of Dharma ransomware pops up for sale on hacking forums

Source code of Dharma ransomware pops up for sale on hacking forums

The source code of a major ransomware strain named Dharma has been put up for sale on two Russian hacker forums over the weekend. The…

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2.3B Files Currently Exposed via Online Storage

2.3B Files Currently Exposed via Online Storage

Digital Shadows researchers scanned various online file-sharing services and concluded the number of exposed files is up 50% from March of 2018. More than 2.3…

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A Botnet Is Taken Down in an Operation by Microsoft, Not the Government

A Botnet Is Taken Down in an Operation by Microsoft, Not the Government

Microsoft organized 35 nations on Tuesday to take down one of the world’s largest botnets — malware that secretly seizes control of millions of computers…

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